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Lebanese Songs Like You’ve Never Heard Them Before

I love how serious both of them are. Action, Brandor Action!
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Thanks Menaribo

Catchy Headlines To Make A Pointless And Useless Story Go Viral

I am sure you’ve all clicked on such titles only to find out the story is lame and stupid. I wouldn’t go as far as to say “Journalism is dying” in Lebanon but the amount of pointless and stupid online stories that are being published is increasing dramatically and we are to blame as well as the journalists.
PS: The above titles were all made up so don’t go looking for them

Miss Lebanon National Costume From 2011 Till 2014 At Miss Universe

It won’t be easy for Miss Lebanon to win Miss Universe anytime soon but since we have all these world renowned Lebanese fashion designers, it shouldn’t be hard to come up with a nicer national costume and have a chance at winning the Best National Costume award.

Can Someone Explain This Article To Me?

I’ve read this story three times and I can’t figure out if the author is trying to be funny or is for real. He’s basically suggesting Bou Faour should go check if the food in Dubai is safe because Myriam Fares got poisoned? Is he seriously doubting the food safety standards in Dubai and praising what we have in Lebanon?
I am not sure if delusional is the right word to describe the author of this article.

How Much Does A Ski Trip Cost In Lebanon?

I was preparing a post on the cost of a ski trip in Lebanon but LBCI’s Lea Fayad beat me to it so I will make use of her report as a reference to my post as it has the Laklouk pricing which I didn’t know. As you can see below, the highest ski ticket during the weekend is at Mzaar (around 47$), followed by the Cedars (40$) and Zaarour (40$) then Laklouk (23$).

Hiba Tawaji Explains Why She Participated In The Voice France

PS: In case the original link to Hiba’s performance is broken, here’s another one. [Hiba Tawaji At The Voice France]

Week12: LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

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Here are the best pictures from the storm that hit Lebanon last week. You can follow LiveLoveBeirut on Instagram [Here]. I’m also on Instagram and you can follow me [Here] if you like.

Inspire Change

Yesterday I was skiing on the peaks of Mzaar (2,456 meters)

Hiba Tawaji Is Not The Only Lebanese At The Voice France

Hiba Tawaji is apparently not the only Lebanese who impressed at the Voice France this year as there’s another 19 year old called Lea Tchéna who also made it to the next round and joined Zazie’s team.
She says she’s half Lebanese at around minute 6. Mika’s reaction is hilarious.
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Thanks George!

I Am A Friendly Dog But No One Wants To Adopt Me

BETA‘s shelter for abandoned and abused dogs in Lebanon is now full due to low adoption rates and no kill policy. As a result, they’ve decided to start a new campaign ” The Expats Pets Program ” to help find loving and permanent homes abroad for these animals, while raising awareness on this forced immigration to encourage local adoption.

Hiba Tawaji Sings La Bidayi Wala Nihayi And Impresses All Four Judges At The Voice France

Update: Here’s a [link] to the first interview with Hiba after her performance.
Hiba is a great talent and her debut in the Voice was as expected and more. She has what it takes to go all the way so let’s cross our fingers and hope she wins!
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Eating Light At Zaatar W Zeit

After another fruitful shopping day at Dunes Verdun I was craving some Zaatar W Zeit. So I headed down to the food court located on B2 and there it was in all its glory.

Charbel Abisemaan – Vital Illusion

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Location: Lebanon – Ehmej
Photography and Editing – Charbel Abisemaan
Original Music by Hadi Hosri – Facebook.
Vital illusion opening title – Joseph Abi Safi

A Villa Damaged By Lebanon’s 15-year Civil War Gets A Stunning Transformation

All pictures were taken by the one and only Roger Moukarzel

Horrible Animal Abuse Filmed On Dora Highway

A video was shared earlier by Animal Rescue Lebanon today showing sheep loaded inside a truck with tons of bags placed on top of them. That’s just outrageous but I wonder why didn’t the people who filmed it call the cops? The truck probably stayed for a good half hour on the highway so they could have easily been arrested.
Check it out [here].

Why Aren’t We Mourning The Lebanese Army Martyrs? Sabah? Wadih el Safi?

Lebanon has officially announced 3 days of mourning for the death of the Saudi King Abdullah. I won’t dig into politics and explain why it’s only normal that the Lebanese authorities mourn the Saudi King (they don’t really have a choice) but the question that everyone has been asking is why don’t we ever mourn our own greats? the likes of Sabah, Wadih el Safi, Said Akl and others? Is the Saudi King more important or relevant to us than these legends? I don’t think so.

A Delineated Horizon

A delineated horizon  

The Confused Person's Guide to Understanding Yemen


‘What the hell is exactly happening in Yemen?’ is now one of the most urgent geopolitical questions in the Middle East. Sadly, few people are qualified or knowledgeable enough to answer this pressing question. Most experts agree that most experts can’t give you a straight answer. The reality is Yemen is a complex place that is very hard to understand for outsiders, and even more so for insiders. Indeed most of the people asking what is happening in Yemen are Yemenis themselves.

Beautiful Animated Short on Lebanon by Marilyn Haddad


This beautifully, hand-drawn, animated short movie by Marylin Haddad perfectly sums up a lot of the hardships and inconveniences we all face in Lebanon. From the wazawez, to the hellish traffic, electricity cuts and of course, constant war. It’s about a young woman who just wants to dance like there’s no tomorrow, and sadly, sometimes there truly is no tomorrow in our beloved Lebanon.

Cute little puppy.... and you wouldn't believe what happened next

 

Watch the cute little puppy in the video.... So heartbreaking!!! Share it LOL!!!!!!!!!

Now that I have your attention no wonder serious issues such as domestic violence get such a low viewership because everyone else is busy being interested in cute little puppies. Brilliant work to raise awareness about UNWOMEN.org with regards to their issues.

Can Minister Abou Faour Implement The Smoking Ban (Law 174) In Lebanon?

Health Minister Wael Abu Faour announced that indoor smoking ban will be enforced, and that the ministry will be raiding restaurants and other enclosed public places to make sure the law is being implemented. The first attempt to ban smoking took place two years ago and failed miserably as the majority of restaurants, pubs and venues are breaking Law 174.

Zahle Is Getting 24-hour Electricity Soon And Some People Are Demonstrating Against It!

It may seem hard to believe but these people are demonstrating because Zahle is getting 24-hour electricity soon and their generators will become useless. I think they should be held accountable for ripping off people with ridiculous generator bills all these years.
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Thanks Mustapha!

Where to Party This Weekend

So, the holidays fatigue is finally over, and we’re back on schedule when it comes to big names and big parties in and around Beirut!
ODYSSEY Presents: Kate Simko (LIVE) at Concrete 1994

The Lebanese Government’s Incompetence Finally Paid Off

A car filled with explosives was apprehended by the Lebanese authorities after it flipped due to bad road conditions. The driver abandoned the vehicle on one of the Arsal roads after he fell into a pot hole on and lost control of the vehicle which contained 120kg of explosives.
Thanks Dawlé!

Mimmo Jodice in Proustian voyages at the Byblos headquarters


Yesterday, the Photomed festival was kickstarted in grand form at the

What Happens When You Try To Do The Right Thing In Lebanon?

Every year, I tell myself that driving can’t get any worse in this country but I am proven wrong. Drivers are becoming more violent, more reckless and unpredictable and what happened with Johny is a clear proof of that. The last time I got into a verbal dispute with a driver, it was a 60 year old man who cut me off and almost hit me. I was with my brothers and we could have easily kicked his ass but I just ignored him and drove away because he was with his family and I don’t believe in violence, even though he was cursing at us and broke my front mirror.

Smoke An Arguile While Getting A Haircut

This picture was taken in a Beirut hair salon. Aside from the fact that this guy will end up with hair in his mouth and on the arguile pipe, how come he’s smoking inside?

Charlie Abdo – Cartoon Series by Claude El Khal

Most of you shared this cartoon of Mia Khalifa supporting Charlie Hebdo in her “own way”, but what you probably didn’t know is that it was only the first in a series by Claude El Khal, meant to illustrate Lebanese events in the form magazine covers similar to Charlie Hebdo, but this one is instead called “Charlie Abdo” (pronounced 3abdo).

Being 30, female and single in Beirut | Arts & Culture | THE DAILY STAR

Being 30, female and single in Beirut
“Would you sleep with a man for a million dollars?” asks Yasmina (Darine Hamze), looking up from her monitor. “Of course I would,” her pal Taline (Nada Abou Farhat) replies airily. “I sleep with men for free. Why wouldn’t I sleep with one for a million dollars? For a million dollars I’d sleep with his brother too, and his wife …”

Things to Do This Week in Lebanon- January 21st 2015

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As usual, if you’re out of ideas for things to do or see, here are my 10 picks for this week.

May Hariri Knows Something We Don’t

Thank you Facebook for the edit history feature
I am definitely not referring to her English or hashtaging skills.